My name is Pendarvis Harshaw, I’m an educator and journalist, with an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a graduate degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism. But before professional titles and degrees, I’m just a kid from Oakland. I’m not just a resident, I’m an engaged citizen. I was present for the “riots” at the Festival By The Lake in 1994, the protests of the Johannes Mehserle/Oscar Grant verdict in 2010 and for the Warriors’ 2015 championship parade. To this day, I often bike through these streets, camera in tow, documenting the world that is Oakland, CA. Oh, and I run a website dedicated to documenting the wisdom of elder African American men, it’s titled OG Told Me. My photos are just a small snapshot of the sights I see as I interact with this town I love. I hope you enjoy them. Peace.